CBSE has requested the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for more land in the national capital, citing space constraint as their primary reason. They asked the civic body to allocate a piece of land in the national capital besides their current headquarter in Preet Vihar in East Delhi.

The senior officials told the Press Trust of India that they have been facing a space crunch with increasing staff and more quantum of work. Over the years, both the staff and the quantum of work have increased manifold, the officials added.

An official said, “Another reason is that some of the important CBSE offices are located at places that are quite far from the headquarters. So we have written to the DDA that we should be alloted a plot. Preferably in an institutional area in a centralised place to increase efficiency. At one time, the staff strength was around 900, which is now over 1,500. The CBSE is also conducting a variety of exams including those for recruitment. Even the number of schools affiliated to CBSE has increased.”

CBSE chairperson RK Chaturvedi, has confirmed the Board has requested the DDA for a new piece of land for CBSE.